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Definition of -ative suffix from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

-ative

 suffix
suffix
NAmE//ət̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//eɪt̮ɪv//
 
 
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(in adjectives) doing or tending to do something illustrative talkative
-atively suffix
 
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(in adverbs) creatively
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: -ative